Alyssa Milano bites back at fat-shaming
January 3rd, 2014
12:44 PM ET

Alyssa Milano bites back at fat-shaming

Alyssa Milano didn't let a bad joke get in the way of her holiday spirit.

The 41-year-old actress was reportedly targeted in a body-shaming joke crafted by Jay Mohr, a comedian and Fox Sports radio host, but the former "Charmed" star managed to respond with class.

On December 6, Milano and Mohr both attended NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas. Mohr was hosting that evening, and Milano was presenting race car driver Jimmie Johnson with the championship award, according to the New York Daily News.

Later during a radio interview, Mohr commented that he noticed Milano's "gut," something he said she must've gotten as a byproduct of having son Milo with husband David Bugliari in 2011.

"She’s very tiny in height,” Mohr reportedly said of the former "Charmed" star. “It seems like she had a baby and said, ‘I don’t really give a s***' ... I read it on her gut. ... Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ.'"

When Milano caught wind of Mohr's comments, she found him on Twitter to tweet her response - and made sure everyone saw it.

"So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me," Milano tweeted on December 25. "Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife."

It took Mohr a while to respond, but eventually, he did. On Twitter Thursday, he said that his remarks were a joke gone wrong. (We like to imagine that this threat from Milano's "Charmed" co-star, Rose McGowan, promoted his semi-apology:

"She's stunning," he said. "I mistakenly thought the absurdity of what I was saying would have ben taken as a joke. #fail."

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